Busy week? Catch up on events, announcements, as well as medical, health, and education news you may have missed.
Middle school students in Houston Independent School District will have a new opportunity to challenge themselves academically in science and math, as well as explore the health sciences.
“Having been in Houston for 70 years, Baylor College of Medicine has always had a commitment to the community, especially when it comes to educating young people in the fields of science and math and encouraging them to pursue careers in medicine,” Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of BCM, said. “The Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan is a great addition to the BCM family and we look forward to working with HISD in providing the best education for future generations.”
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Dr. Ervin Adam’s story
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 8, we shared the story of Dr. Ervin Adam, Baylor College of Medicine professor of molecular viology and microbiology. Before coming to BCM, or even Houston, Adam escaped from Hungarian police, eluded Nazis and survived time in concentration camps.
Pass the sunscreen
Protection from ultraviolet rays is the best way to prevent skin cancer. So it’s surprising to learn that even after surviving an incredibly deadly form of skin cancer, there is a segment of melanoma survivors who aren’t reaching for SPF protection.
This week Yale University researchers reported 27.3 percent melanoma survivors said they don’t use sunscreen when they go out into the sun, with some even crawling back into tanning beds.
Germs where you least expect them
Where do you think most of the germs in your kitchen lurk? Did you consider refrigerator water dispensers? What about the rubber gasket on most blenders?
The NSF International, a public nonprofit health organization, published a new report of likely places and appliances that are housing germs in the kitchen.
–By Audrey M. Marks